SMA Liaison Guy Meilleur

SMA New Mexico Liaison
Guy Meilleur
[email protected]


State Coordinators 
Alyssa O'Brien, Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager, Energy, Minerals, & Natural Resources Department, Forestry Division

Welcome to the New Mexico State Liaison Webpage for the Society of Municipal Arborists! I am the Urban & Community Forestry Program Manager for New Mexico State Forestry, based out of Albuquerque, NM. I am here to help you develop and maintain your urban forest so that all members of your community can equitably share in the vital benefits of trees. Feel free to reach out to me anytime if you would like additional information. Alyssa O’Brien, [email protected], 505- 690-8531

Guy Meilleur is an ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist, and author of 34 episodes in ISA's Detective Dendro series. He is a former curator and lecturer at NC State University, Instructor at Duke University, Staff Arborist at the University of North Carolina. Guy chaired the ANSI A300 committee on tree inspection and root management, and serves as US contact for the Veteran Tree Network. His company, Historic Tree Care manages veteran trees with community education, flare care, soil building, lightning and support systems, and pruning to improve tree health, stability, and longevity.

Organizations You Should Know
New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) – Forestry Division              The mission of the New Mexico Forestry Division is to promote healthy, sustainable forests and watersheds in NM for the benefit of current and future generations.  

Tree New Mexico 
Tree NM is a non-profit organization with a mission to help communities plant and care for trees in urban areas. They offer planting, educational, and volunteer opportunities.

Think Trees 
Think Trees is a non-profit dedicated to the promotion, education, training, and appreciation of trees, arboriculture, and horticulture throughout New Mexico. They host an annual conference in February.

ISA Rocky Mountain Chapter (ISARMC) 
The mission of the ISARMC is to advance the professional practice of arboriculture in the Rocky Mountain Region. They promote the professional development of individuals involved in arboriculture/community forestry through hosting and supporting training, testing, and competition events related to climbing, arboriculture, tree care, and pest management, etc.